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momagri, movement for a world agricultural organization, is a think tank chaired by Christian Pèes.
It brings together, managers from the agricultural world and important people from external perspectives,
such as health, development, strategy and defense. Its objective is to promote regulation
of agricultural markets by creating new evaluation tools, such as economic models and indicators,
and by drawing up proposals for an agricultural and international food policy.
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The Doha Round conclusions are still on the international agenda

02 february 2009

Whatever the political trends, the Doha Round conclusions are well thought of and the number of commitments to come to a conclusion is growing:

First in Davos where, faithful to the tradition established over the years, the 39th session of the World Economic Forum gave place on January 31st to a World Trade Organisation « mini governmental » meeting. Bringing together Pascal Lamy and government members from some 20 countries, this meeting renewed the previous G20 commitment to lift the remaining barriers preventing a conclusion of the Doha Round this year.

As for the Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who participated in the Alternative Movement Forum in Belem, Brazil, which took place simultaneously to Davos, he declared to be putting pressure on his American counterpart Barack Obama to get him to commit to making the Doha Round conclusions a priority of his presidential term.

A strange consensus is building up around the Doha Round conclusions between the world élite of political and economic decision-makers and those who vow to destroy the capitalist system. To such an extent that the Round is increasingly coming across as a goodwill guarantee from those Governments facing the crisis. However, as momagri recently pointed it out in an article1, let’s refrain from considering the Doha Round as the crisis panacea…

1 Momagri, « Sans conclusions en vue pour Doha, l’OMC s’interroge sur la marche à suivre », 26/01/2009

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